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APRIL, 1792.]

The Public Debt.

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count of the excesses of the sums subscribed in certain Frederick Aug.Muhlenberg, Nathaniel Niles, Theodore States beyond the sums heretofore assumed for such Sedgwick, William Smith, John Steele, Samuel Sterrett, States: Provided, That no such certificates, bills, notes, Jonathan Sturges, Peter Sylvester, George Thatcher, or evidences of debts of the respective States, shall be Thomas Tudor Tucker, Jeremiah Wadsworth, and Arreceivable upon the said loan, which, from the tenor temas Ward. thereof, from any public record, act, or document, shall And then the main question being put, that the appear or can be ascertained to have been issued for House do agree to the said first resolution, it was purposes irrelative to compensations and expenditures resolved in the affirmative. for services or supplies towards the prosecution of the The second and third resolutions were then late war, and the defence of the United States, or of

severally read; and on the question thereupon, some part thereof during the same; but this shall not be construed to exclude any certificate, bill, note, or

agreed to by the House. evidence of debt, which shall have been issued in lieu

Ordered, That the further consideration of the or on account of any other certificate, bill, note, or evi- said resolutions be postponed until to-morrow. dence of debt, which was itself issued in relation to such compensations and expenditures.

Tuesday, April 3. “ Resolved, That the debt due to certain foreign officers, the interest whereon is payable at the house of

Mr. LIVERMORE, from the committee to whom Grand, in Paris, be discharged out of any moneys ob- was referred the memorial of the Illinois and Watained on loan by the President of the Únited States, bash Land Companies, made a report; which was in virtue of the act making provision for the public read, and ordered to lie on the table. debt, which may now be unappropriated.

The SPEAKER laid before the House a Letter Resolved, 'That the interest on so much of the do- from the Secretary of War, accompanying lists mestic debt as has been or may be purchased for the of sundry petitions returned to this House, pursuUnited States, or as shall be paid into the Treasury, ant to an order of the 27th of last month; which and so much of the sum appropriated for the payment was read, and ordered to lie on the table. of the interest on the foreign and domestic debt as shall be over and above what may be sufficient for the pay

THE PUBLIC DEBT. ment of such interest, shall be appropriated for the re- The House resumed the consideration of the demption of the public debt. The said funds to be resolutions reported by the Committee of the applied to the purposes aforesaid by the Commissioners Whole House yesterday, on the Report of the hereafter mentioned, under the approbation of the Pre- Secretary of the Treasury on the subject of the sident of the United States.

Public Debt. Whereupon, the fourth resolution “ Resolved, That be Commissioners for the having been read, in the words following: purposes aforesaid, and that a precise account of all the debts redeemed, and of all purchases by them made,

be the debts of the individual States be opened and con

Resolved, That a subscription for a further loan in laid before the Legislature within months after its first meeting in every year.”

tinued until the first day of next, not to exceed

in the whole millions of dollars, in the propor. The House proceeded to consider the said reso- tions following: that is to say, in the debt of New Hamplutions; and the first resolution being twice read, shire, -; [and enumerating all the other States.] a motion was made, and the question being put, Provided, That the interest on such loan shall not be to amend the same by adding thereto the follow- payable before the

day of

-: And proviing words:

ded, That, when the sum to be assumed for any State “ Except that condition in the act which renders the shall not be subscribed by the holders of the evidences debt so far subscribed subject to redemption by pay in which the same is made receivable, the State shall ments not exceeding, in one year, on account of both not be entitled to receive interest on the residue :" principal and interest, a proportion of eight dollars upon A motion was made, and the question being put the hundred, on any certificate which shall be issued to amend the same by inserting after the words according to the terms therein specified; which condi- "individual States," these words: “whether distion, so far as it relates to any part of the debt which charged by the said States respectively since the may hereafter be subscribed, shall be abolished :"

treaty of peace, or undischarged:" It passed in the negative-yeas 27, nays 30, as It passed in the negative-yeas 22, nays 30, as follows:

follows: Yuas.—John Baptist Ashe, Abraham Baldwin, John YEAS.—John Baptist Ashe, Abraham Baldwin, John Brown, Abraham Clark, William Findley, William B. Brown, William Findley, William B. Giles, Andrew Giles, Andrew Gregg, Samuel Griffin, William Barry Gregg, Israel Jacobs, Philip Key, Aaron Kitchell, Sam'1 Grove, Daniel Heister, Israel Jacobs, Aaron Kitchell, Livermore, Nathaniel Macon, James Madison, John F. John W. Kittera, Richard Bland Lee, James Madison, Mercer, Andrew Moore, Nathaniel Niles, Josiah Parker, John Francis Mercer, Andrew Moore, William Vans Joshua Seney, Upton Sheridine, Jeremiah Smith, JonaMurray, John Page, Josiah Parker, Joshua Seney, Jere-than Sturges, Abraham Venable, and Francis Willis. miah Smith, Thomas Sumpter, Thomas Tredwell, Abra- Nars.-Fisher Ames, Robert Barnwell, Egbert Benham Venable, Alexander White, and Francis Willis. son, Elias Boudinot, Shearjashub Bourne, Benjamin

Nars.-Fisher Ames, Robert Barnwell, Egbert Ben- Bourne, Thomas Fitzsimons, Elbridge Gerry, Nicholas son, Elias Boudinot, Shearjashub Bourne, Benjamin Gilman, Benjamin Goodhue, James Gordon, William Bourne, Thomas Fitzsimons, Elbridge Gerry, Nicholas Barry Grove, Thomas Hartley, James Hillhouse, Daniel Gilman, Benjamin Goodhue, James Gordon, Thomas Huger, John W. Kittera, John Laurance, Amasa LearnHartley, Daniel Huger, Philip Key, John Laurance, ed, Frederick Aug. Muhlenberg, William Vans Murray, Amasa Learned, Samuel Livermore, Nathaniel Macon, John Page, Theodore Sedgwick, William Smith, John H. OF R.)

The Public Debt-Indemnity to General Greene.

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Steele, Peter Sylvester, George Thatcher, Thomas Tu. Smith, of South Carolina, do prepare and bring dor Tucker, Jeremiah Wadsworth, Artemas Ward, and in the same. Alexander White.

On a motion made and seconded, And then the main question being put, that the “ That it be an instruction to the committee last apHouse do agree to the said fourth resolution, it pointed, to report a provision for a loan of the remainpassed in the negative-yeas 26, nays29, as follows: ing debts of the individual States :"

YEA6,-Fisher Ames, Robert Barnwell, Egbert Ben- The said motion was objected to, as out of orson, Elias Boudinot, Shearjashub Bourne, Benj. Bourne, der. Whereupon, the SPEAKER declared the said Thomas Fizsimons, Elbridge Gerry, Benjamin Goodhue, motion not to be in order; from which decision of James Gordon, William Barry Grove, Thomas Hartley, the Chair, an appeal being made by two members Dan'l Huger, Philip Key, John Laurance, Amasa Learn to the judgment of the House, and the question ed, Nathaniel Macon, Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, taken, * Is the said motion in order ?" it passed in Theodore Sedgwick, William Smith, John Steele, Peter the negative; and so the said motion was rejected. Sylvester, George Thatcher, Thomas T. Tucker, Jere

A message from the Senate informed the House miah Wadsworth, and Artemas Ward.

Nars.- John Baptist Ashe, Abraham Baldwin, John that the Senate have passed the bill entitled "An Brown, Abraham Clark, William Findley, William B. act to ascertain the boundary of a tract of land Giles, Nicholas Gilman, Andrew Gregg, Daniel Heister, purchased by John Cleves Symmes," with an James Hillhouse, Israel Jacobs, Aaron Kitchell, John amendment; to which they desire the concurW. Kittera, Richard B. Lee, Samuel Livermore, James rence of this House. Madison, John Francis Mercer, Andrew Moore, William On motion, Vans Murray, Nathaniel Niles, John Page, Josiah Par- Resolved, That the President of the United ker, Joshua Seney, Upton Sheridine, Jeremiah Smith, States be requested to cause the

proper

officers to Jonathan Sturges, Abraham Venable, Alex'r White, lay before this House such papers of a public naand Francis Willis.

ture, in the Executive Department, as may be neOrdered, That the further consideration of the cessary to the investigation of the causes of the said resolutions be postponed until to-morrow.

failure of the late expedition under Major General St. Clair.

Ordered, That Mr. FITZSIMONS, Mr. Giles, WEDNESDAY, April 4.

and Mr. STEELE, be appointed a committee to The House resumed the consideration of the wait on the President of the United States with resolutions reported by the Committee of the

the foregoing resolution. Whole House on Monday last, on the Report of

GENERAL NATHANIEL GREENE. the Secretary of the Treasury on the subject of The House proceeded to consider the resolution the Public Debt. Whereupon, the fifth resolution reported from the Committee of the Whole House having been read, in the words following: on the 24th of February last, to indemnify the

Resolved, That the subscriptions to the aforesaid estate of the late General Nathaniel Greene for a loans in State debt be payable in such certificates, bills, certain suretyship entered into by the said Nanotes, and evidences of debt, whatsoever, as shall have thaniel Greene, in his lifetime, on the public bebeen issued by the respective States and by the several half

. Whereupon, the said resolution being read Commissioners of Loans of the United States, on ac- at the Clerk's table, as follows: count of the excesses of the sums subscribed in certain “ Whereas, the late Major General Nathaniel Greene, States beyond the sums heretofore assumed for such on the 8th day of April, 1783, the more effectually to States: Provided, That no such certificates, bills, notes, procure rations and supplies for the Southern Army of or evidences of debt, of the respective States, shall be the United States, became bound as surety for John receivable upon the said loan, which, from the tenor Banks & Co, to Newcomen & Collet, merchants in thereof, or from any public record, act, or document, Charleston, for the payment of £8,743 15s. 6d., sterling shall appear or can be ascertained to have been issued money, being the condition of the said bond: for purposes irrelative to compensations and expendi- “And whereas, on the 1st of May, 1786, the balance tures, for services or supplies towards the prosecution of principal and interest of said bond, being then of the late war and the defence of the United States, £8,688 6s. sterling, was paid by the said General or of some part thereof during the same; but this shall Greene. Therefore, not be construed to exclude any certificate, bill, note, Resolved, That the United States shall indemnify or evidence of debt, which shall have been issued in the estate of the said General Greene for the said sum lieu or on account of any other certificate, bill, note, or last mentioned, and the interest thereof, or for such sum evidence of debt, which was itself issued in relation to as, upon due investigation by the officers of the Treasury such compensations and expenditures :"

of the transactions between John Banks & Co., with The question was put that the House do agree was security for the said Banks & Co., it shall appear

Messrs. Newcomen & Collet, in which General Greene to the same, and it passed in the negative. The sixth, seventh, and eighth resolutions were shall have received any payment or compensation for :

that neither General Greene nor his executors shall severally twice read; and on the question put Provided, The executors of the said General Greene thereupon, agreed to by the House.

shall account for a sum being about £2,000, be the same Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pur- more or less, recovered by John Ferrie, one of the partsuant to the first, second, fourth, sixth, seventh, ners of the said John Banks & Co,, to be in part of the and eighth resolutions, and that Mr. Fitzsimons, indemnification aforesaid ; and also shall make over for Mr. LAURANCE, Mr. Key, Mr. Macon, and Mr. the use of the United States, all mortgages, bonds, co

APRIL, 1792.]

Indemnity to General Greene.

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venants, or other counter-securities whatsoever, now and witnesses," made a report, which was read, due, which were obtained by the said General Greene, and ordered to lie on the table. in his lifetime, from the said Banks & Co., on account The House resolved itself into a Committee of of his being surety for them as aforesaid, to be sued for the Whole House on the bill authorizing a grant in the name of the said executors, for the use of the and conveyance of certain lands to the Ohio ComUnited States."

pany of Associates, on the terms therein exThe previous question thereon was called for pressed;" and, after some time spent therein, the by five members, to wit: “Shall the main ques

Committee reported progress, and obtained leave tion, to agree to the said resolution, be now put ?" to sit again. And on the previous question, “Shall the main question be now put ??" it was resolved in the af

THURSDAY, April 5. firmative. And then the main question, “That the House do agree to the said resolution ?" being tion of Trustees of the Public Grammar School

An engrossed bill to compensate the Corporaput

, it was resolved in the affirmative-yeas 29, and Academy of Wilmington, in the State of nays 26, as follows:

Delaware, for the occupation of, and damages YEAs.-Fisher Ames, Abraham Baldwin, Robert done to the said school, during the late war, was Barnwell, Egbert Benson, Shearjashub Bourne, Ben- read the third time and passed. jamin Bourne, William Findley, Thomas Fitzsimons, The bill sent from the Senate entitled “ An act Elbridge Gerry, Andrew Gregs, Thomas Hartley, Da- for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt" was niel Heister, Philip Key, John W. Kittera, John Lau- read the second time, and ordered to be commitrance, Amasa Learned, Richard Bland Lee, Samuelted to a Committee of the Whole House. Livermore, Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, William Mr. LIVERMORE, from the committee appointed, Vans Murray, John Page, Theodore Sedgwick, Upton presented a bill to indemnify

the estate of the late Sheridine, William Smith, Samuel Sterrett, George Major General Nathaniel Greene for a certain Thatcher, John Vining, Jeremiah Wadsworth, and bond entered into by him, for the public service, Francis Willis.

during the late war; which was received, and Nars.—John Baptist Ashe, Elias Boudinot, John read the first time. Brown, Abraham Clark, William B. Giles, Nicbolas

The House proceeded to consider the report of Gilman, Benjamin Goodhue, James Gordon, William the Secretary of War on the memorial of Anthony Barry Grove, James Hillhouse, Israel Jacobs, Aaron Walton White, which was made on the 21st day Kitchell, Nathaniel Macon, Andrew Moore, Nathaniel of February, 1791. Whereupon, so much of the Niles, Joshua Seney, Jeremiah Smith, Israel Smith, said report being read as proposes John Steele, Jonathan Sturges, Thomas Sumpter, Peter Sylvester, Thomas Tredwell, Artemas Ward, Alex- “That the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand ander White, and Hugh Williamson.

dollars, paper currency, advanced by the memorialist

for the support of his regiment of cavalry, during the Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pur- late war, should be passed to the credit of the memorialsuant to the said resolution, and that Mr. LIVER- ist, at its specie value, on the final settlement of his MORE, Mr. Page, and Mr. BARNWELL, do prepare public accounts, either with the State of Virginia or the and bring in the same.

United States." A message from the Senate informed the House

Ordered, That the same be referred to Mr. that the Senate have passed a bill entitled "An Boudinot, Mr. Moore, and Mr. SUMPTER, with act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt." instruction to report thereon by way of bill or The said bill was read the first time.

bills. Mr. SENEY, from the committee to whom was The House again resolved itself into a Commitreferred a motion relative to a certain claim of tee of the Whole House on the bill authorizing a the State of Maryland, made a report, which was grant and conveyance of certain lands to the Ohio read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Company of Associates, on the terms therein exThe House resolved itself into a Committee of pressed; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. the Whole House on the bill to compensate the SPEAKER resumed the chair, and Mr. MUHLENCorporation of Trustees of the Public Grammar BERG reported that the Committee had again had School and Academy of Wilmington, in the State the said bill under consideration, and made seveof Delaware, for the occupation of, and damages ral amendments thereto; which were severally done to, the said school during the late war; and, twice read, and agreed to by the House. after some time spent therein, the SPEAKER re

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendsumed the Chair, and Mr. Bourne, of Rhode Isl, ments, be engrossed, and read the third time toand, reported that the Committee had had the said bill under consideration, and made no amendment

The House proceeded to consider the amendthereto.

ment proposed by the Senate to the bill entitled Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and "An act to ascertain the boundaries of a tract of read the third time to-morrow.

land purchased by John Cleves Symmes ;” and Mr.

Boudinot, from the committee to whom the same being read, was agreed to. was committed the bill sent from the Senate en

The House resolved itself into a Committee of titled "An act for regulating processes in the courts the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of the United States, and providing compensation of the Treasury relative to supplies necessary

for for the officers of the said courts, and for jurors the ensuing year; and, after some time spent

morrow.

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Apportionment Bill— Indemnity to General Greene.

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therein, the Committee reported progress, and had of Associates, according to the terms therein exleave to sit again.

pressed, was read the third time and passed. A message from the Senate informed the House Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee appointed, that the Senate have agreed to a resolution that presented a bill supplementary to the act making Congress will adjourn on Tuesday, the 17th of provision for the Debt of the United States; which April, instant; to which they desire the concur- was received, and read twice and committed. rence of this House. The SPEAKER laid before the House a Letter

INDEMNITY TO GENERAL GREENE. from the Secretary of the Treasury accompany- A bill to indemnify the estate of the late Major ing his report on the subject of compensations to General Nathaniel Greene for a certain bond enofficers employed in the collection of the revenue, tered into by him, for the public service, during pursuant to an order of the 18th of January, 1791; the late war, was read the second time; and, on which was read, and ordered to lie on the table. a motion made and seconded that the said bill be

The House resolved itself into a Committee of committed to a Committee of the Whole House the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate on the first Monday in August next, it passed in entitled “ An act fixing the compensations of the the negative-yeas 17, nays 45, as follows: Doorkeepers of the Senate and House of Repre

YEAS.—John Baptist Ashe, Abraham Clark, William sentatives in Congress ;” and, after some time B. Giles, William Barry Grove, Aaron Kitchell, Nathaspent therein, Mr. SPEAKER resumed the chair, niel Macon, James Madison, Andrew Moore, Cornelius and Mr. Bourne, of Rhode Island, reported that C. Schoonmaker, Joshua Seney, Jeremiah Smith, John the Committee had had the said bill under con- Steele, Jonathan Sturges, Thomas Sumpter, Thomas sideration, and made several amendments thereto; Tredwell, Abraham Venable, and Hugh Williamson. which were severally twice read, and agreed to Nars.-Fisher Ames, Abraham Baldwin, Robert to by the House.

Barnwell, Egbert Benson, Shearjashub Bourne, BenjaThe said bill, together with the amendments, min Bourne, John Brown, William Findley, Thomas was then read the third time and passed.

Fitzsimons, Elbridge Gerry, Nicholas Gilman, BenjaAPPORTIONMENT BILL.

min Goodhue, James Gordon, Andrew Gregg, Samuel

Griffin, Thomas Hartley, Daniel Heister, James HillA message was received from the President of house, Daniel Huger, Israel Jacobs, Philip Key, John the United States returning to the House the bill W. Kittera, John Laurance, Amasa Learned, Richard passed by the two Houses entitled “ An act for an Bland Lee, Samuel Livermore, John Francis Mercer, Apportionment of Representatives among the Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, William Vans Mur. several States according to the first Enumeration,” ray, Nathaniel Niles, John Page, Josiah Parker, Theoand presented to the President for his approbation dore Sedgwick, Upton Sheridine, Israel Smith, William on Monday, the 26th of March; to which bill the Smith, Samuel Sterrett, Peter Sylvester, Geo. Thatcher, President having made objections, the said objec- Thomas Tudor Tucker, John Vining, Jeremiah Wadstions were read, and ordered to be entered at large worth, Artemas Ward, Alexander White, and Francis

Willis. on the Journal, as follows: “ UNITED STATES, April 5, 1792.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a

Committee of the Whole House on Monday next. “ Gentlemen of the House of Representatives : “I have maturely considered the act passed by the

APPORTIONMENT BILL. two Houses entitled • An act for an Apportionment of The House proceeded to reconsider the bill Representatives among the several States, according to passed by the two Houses entitled “ An act for the first Enumeration, and I return it to your House, an Apportionment of Representatives among the wherein it originated, with the following objections : several States, according to the first Enumera

« First. The Constitution has prescribed that Repre- tion," which was presented for approbation on sentatives shall be apportioned among the several States Monday, the 26th of March, and returned by the according to their respective numbers; and there is President yesterday, with objections. no one proportion or divisor which, applied to the re

The said bill was read, and is as follows: spective numbers of the States, will yield the number and allotment of Representatives proposed by the bill.

“ An Act for an Apportionment of Representatives “Second. The Constitution has also provided that the

among the several States, according to the first Enu

meration. number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty thousand; which restriction is, by the con- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represent text, and by fair and obvious construction, to be applied atives of the United States of America in Congress to the separate and respective numbers of the States; assembled, That, from and after the 3d day of March, and the bill has allotted to eight of the States more than in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninetyone for every thirty thousand,

three, the House of Representatives shall be composed “G. WASHINGTON.” of one hundred and twenty members, elected within the Resolved, That to-morrow be assigned for the several States, according to the following apportionreconsideration of the said bill, in the mode pre- ment, that is to say: Within the

State of New Hampscribed by the Constitution of the United States. shire, five; within the State of Massachusetts, sixteen;

within the State of Vermont, three; within the State Friday, April 6.

of Rhode Island, two; within the State of Connecticut,

eight; within the State of New York, eleven; within An engrossed bill authorizing the grant and the State of New Jersey, six; within the State of Pennconveyance of certain lands to the Ohio Company | sylvania, fourteen ; within the State of Delaware, two; APRIL, 1792.]

Apportionment Bill.

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within the State of Maryland, nine ; within the State supplementary to the act for the establishment of Virginia, twenty-one; within the State of Kentucky, and support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and two; within the State of North Carolina, twelve ; within public piers," was read twice and committed to the State of South Carolina, seven; and within the the whole House immediately. State of Georgia, two.

The House then resolved itself into a Commit“ JONATHAN TRUMBULL, tee of the Whole on the said bill; and, after some Speaker of the House of Representatives. time spent therein, Mr. SPEAKER résumed the “ JOHN ADAMS,

Chair, and Mr. BOURNE, of Rhode Island, reported “ Vice President U. S. and President of Senate.that the Committee had had the bill under conThe President's objections were also read; and, sideration, and made an amendment thereto; which after debate on the subject matter of the said bill, was twice read, and agreed to by the House. The the question “That the House, on reconsidera- said bill, together with the amendment, was read tion, do agree to pass the bill," was determined in the third time; and the question being put that the mode prescribed by the Constitution of the the same do pass, it was resolved in the affirmative. United States, and passed in the negative-yeas Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do ac23, nays 33, as follows:

quaint the Senate therewith. Yuas.—Fisher Ames, Egbert Benson, Shearjashub

The House resolved itself into a Committee of Bourne, Benjamin Bourne, Abraham Clark, Thomas the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, Fitzsimons, Elbridge Gerry, Nicholas Gilman, Benja- entitled "An act to erect a Light-house on Monmin Goodhue, James Gordon, Thomas Hartley, Israel tauk Point, in the State of New York ;" and, after Jacobs, Aaron Kitchell

, John W. Kittera, John Lau, some time spent therein, and an amendment berance, Amasa Learned, Samuel Livermore, Nathaniel ing made thereto, the said bill was read the third Niles, Cornelius C. Schoonmaker, Theodore Sedgwick, time and passed. Jeremiah Smith, Israel Smith, John Steele, George Thatcher, Thomas Tredwell, John Vining, Jeremiah amendment, to which the Senate hath disagreed,

The House proceeded to reconsider their last Wadsworth, and Artemas Ward. Nars.-John Baptist Ashe, Abraham Baldwin

, Ro- fixing the compensations of the Doorkeepers of the

to the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act bert Barnwell

, John Brown, William Findley, William Senate and House of Representatives in ConB. Giles, Andrew Gregg, Samuel Griffin, Wm. Barry gress;" and the same being read Grove, Daniel Heister, James Hillhouse, Daniel Huger, Philip Key, Richard Bland Lee, Nathaniel Macon,

Resolved, That this House doth recede from James Madison, John Francis Mercer, Andrew Moore,

their said amendment. Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, William Vans Mur- Ordered, That a committee be appointed to ray, John Page, Josiah Parker, Joshua Seney, Upton prepare and bring in a bill or bills apportioning Sheridine, William Smith, Samuel Sterrett, Jonathan Representatives among the several States, accordSturges, Thomas Sumpter, Thomas Tudor Tucker, ing to the first Enumeration, at the ratio of one Abraham Venable, Alexander White, Hugh William- Representative for every thirty thousand persons son, and Francis Willis.

in the respective States; and that Mr. LAURANCE, And so the said bill was rejected, two-thirds of Mr. Seney, and Mr. Smith, of New Hampshire, the House not agreeing to pass the same.

be the said committee. A message from the Senate informed the House The House again resolved into a Committee of that the Senate have passed a bill entitled “An the Whole House on the Report or the Secretary act supplementary to the act for the establishment relative to supplies necessary for the ensuing year; and support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and and, after some time spent therein, the Chairman public piers;” to which they desire the concur- reported several resolutions thereupon, which were rence of this House.

severally twice read, and agreed to by the House. The House again resolved itself into a Com- Mr. LAURANCE, from the committee appointed, mittee of the Whole House on the report of the presented a bill apportioning Representatives Secretary of the Treasury relative to supplies for among the several States, according to the first the ensuing year; and, after some time spent

Enumeration, at the ratio of one Representative therein, the Committee rose and reported progress.

tor

every thousand persons in the respective A message from the Senate informed the House States; which was received, and read twice and that the Senate agree to the first and disagree to

committed. the last amendment proposed by this House to the

The House resolved itself into a Committee of bill sent from the Senate entitled “ An act for the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, fixing the compensations of the Doorkeepers of entitled “ An act for altering the times of holding the Senate and House of Representatives in Con. the Circuit Courts in certain districts of the Unigress.”

ted States, and for other purposes ;” and, after some time spent therein, the Chairman reported

that the Committee had 'had the bill under conSATURDAY, April 7.

sideration, and made no amendment thereto. The SPEAKER laid before the House a Letter Ordered, That the said bill do lie on the table. from the Secretary of the Treasury accompanying sundry petitions which were referred to him, and returned pursuant to an order of the House of

MONDAY, April 9. the 27th ultimo.

The House proceeded to consider the report The bill sent from the Senate entitled "An act the committee to whom was referred a motion

of

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